Decorative Concrete

Colorado Hardscapes’ 2021 Year Review

USAFA Air Gardens overhead shot of memorial, pools, and flatwork done by Colorado Hardscapes 2021.

As we look back on 2021, we see many opportunities to be thankful. This year, we celebrated 75 years in our industry and made significant milestones in our pool division. We were named contractor of the year by ASLA, were granted a bronze AGC ACE award, and got to be a part of many, one-of-a-kind […]

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How To Create Iconic Playgrounds with Concrete – Part 1: Artisan Rocks

Using artisan rocks on the playground at Mehaffey Park Playground

By installing decorative concrete, more specifically, artisan rocks, to parks and playgrounds, Colorado Hardscapes supports the mission to create better futures for Colorado communities. Play structures can make or break the popularity of a community park/playground. Not only should these play structures be fun, but they should also help build social skills, fine and gross […]

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Celebrating Our 75th Anniversary

Celebrating our 75th Anniversary with a variety of decorative concrete projects we think are the most memorable.

We are celebrating our 75th anniversary this year, and with such a significant milestone, we have a lot to be thankful for. We would first like to acknowledge our valued clients, the design community, and developers. It’s been a pleasure working alongside you to create a more beautiful and memorable Colorado. There’s nothing like driving […]

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What Is Decorative Concrete?

Courtyard with white cement concrete on walkways showcasing decorative concrete.

When you picture concrete, you probably think of dull, gray surfaces — designs that are durable but not exactly imaginative. And while that might be true of some concrete structures, the material also offers tons of potential for art, design, and decorative concrete. With the right finishes and patterns, concrete can add interest and inspiration […]

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Concrete in Public Art

Pictured above – Village of Five Parks Public Artwork in Denver Some of Denver’s most popular art pieces include DIA’s “Blue Mustang” by Luis Jiménez, “I See What You Mean” (Blue Bear) by Lawrence Argent and the three-piece “Cloudscape” sculpture by Christopher Lavery. Unknown to many, Denver requires 1% of all Public Improvement Project budgets […]

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Don’t Let Functionality Compromise Your Decorative Sawcuts

Sandscape flatwork Downtown East Louisville Decorative Sawcuts on Flatwork - Colorado Hardscapes

USE CRACK CONTROL JOINTS IN COLLABORATION WITH YOUR DECORATIVE SAWCUT DESIGNS. Architectural concrete comes in just about every tone, texture, and treatment imaginable. One aspect is decorative sawcuts. When balancing both design objectives and structural integrity, many factors need to be considered. Depending on the design, our concrete artisans may hand tool sawcuts while the […]

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Concrete Construction highlights our Decorative Design Center

Concrete Construction highlights Colorado Hardscapes' Design Center

Concrete Construction highlights our Design Center in this insightful article they posted this month. To anyone wondering “Who is Colorado Hardscapes?”, give this article a read. The more you know, the more you’ll understand the full-service capabilities and unmatched quality we bring every time. Article Highlights: From utilitarian flatwork in the late 1940s to decorative […]

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